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Majettes volleyball outlast Demons for first WDA win

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For the third time this season, the Minot High School volleyball team endured a five-set match. Unlike the previous two marathon defeats, the Majettes came back and knocked off Bismarck High Thursday by scores of 17-25, 25-23, 15-25, 25-16, 15-11. A dramatic home win and the first conference ...

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Minot State running back Hayden Van Winkle (30) takes a handoff during a college football game Saturday at Herb Parker Stadium in Minot.

‘It’s always going to be a priority’

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Two games into the 2017 season, the running game hasn’t been what Minot State football was hoping for. The Beavers have averaged 61.5 running yards per contest, racking up 64 rushing yards in Week 1 and 59 in Week 2. Against Augustana Saturday, MSU averaged 2.2 yards per carry (on 27 ...

MHS swimming and diving switching things up

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The Minot High girls swimming and diving team has experimented with different combinations for several events throughout their first three meets, each with varying success. “We will still be moving kids around in relays and individual events until we find our best lineup,” said MHS coach ...

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Minot High senior Evan Bolinske (9) has his shot saved by Century goalkeeper Conor Fehr (green) in a West Region boys soccer game Tuesday at the Optimist Soccer Complex.

Dealing first defeat

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First place in the West Region standings was at stake Tuesday, as the Minot High School boys soccer team welcomed undefeated Bismarck Century to the Optimist Soccer Complex in Minot Following a scoreless first half, the Magicians (4-3-1, 4-0-1 West Region) sliced open the Patriots’ defense ...

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Minot High’s Peyton Huss lifts a forehand during a high school tennis match Tuesday at Hammond Park in Minot.

MHS tennis captures 5-4 win over Legacy

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All season long, Minot High boys tennis coach Scott DeLorme has said Legacy is the team to beat in the region. The Magi put themselves into that same category with a 5-4 conference victory over Legacy Thursday at Hammond Park. “We were fortunate to escape with a 5-4 win over Legacy in a ...

Century moves past MHS volleyball

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BISMARCK — Despite taking the first set, the Minot High volleyball team couldn’t find a way to close out Bismarck Century Tuesday, falling 3-1 in Bismarck. Set scores were 16-25, 25-14, 25-11, 25-21. “We played really well the first and fourth sets of the match,” MHS coach Sherry ...

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Minot State's Johl Swedlo (74) and the rest of the Minot State hockey team celebrate after Swedlo a goal at the ACHA national championships last March in Columbus, Ohio.

New year, same expectations

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Wade Regier has never been shy about setting lofty expectations for the Minot State hockey team. With 21 of 27 players returning on a team that lost in the American Collegiate Hockey Association national semifinals last year, Regier has his eyes set on capturing the program’s second ...

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Minot State senior Gabrielle Kwiatek (13) attempts a shot in front of Fort Hays State defender Paige Utterback (5) and MSU teammate Sydnee Canales (10) on Sunday at Herb Parker Stadium.

Goal drought

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After 110 minutes of women’s soccer at Herb Parker Stadium, the scoreboard remained the same as when the game first started Sunday between Minot State and No. 17-ranked Fort Hays State. Unable to knock the ball into the back of the net, the nonconference contest played out to a 0-0 draw ...

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Minot State wide receiver Lavante Bushnell (14) shakes off a tackle during a college football game Saturday at Herb Parker Stadium in Minot.

Dam still under construction

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This is a game Minot State will want back. After taking a 20-14 lead into halftime, the MSU football team committed two costly turnovers in the second half and were outscored 14-0, eventually falling to Augustana University 28-20 Saturday at Herb Parker Stadium. “It sucks to lose,” ...

Magi soccer falls 1-0 to Shanley/Oak Grove

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FARGO — The Minot High School boys soccer team held its own against three-time state runner-up Shanley/Oak Grove, but came a goal short Saturday in Fargo. The 1-0 non-conference defeat dropped the Magicians to 4-3-1 overall. “The match was incredibly even,” MHS coach Creighton ...

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Minot High’s Kyler Stenberg (20) returns a punt during a high school football game Friday at Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot.

Running rampant

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In a highly anticipated early season clash between two powerhouse football programs, the West Region conference opener for both Minot High and Bismarck High produced another Demons’ victory at Duane Carlson Stadium, 35-14. Four touchdowns by Bismarck High senior running back Jalen Sprecher ...

MHS girls cross country continuing to develop

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The Minot High girls cross country team came into this season with a “young and hungry group of girls constantly striving for improvement,” according to MHS coach Carla Wahlund. Coming off of two invitational wins, Wahlund said she’s encouraged by what she’s seen. The team is young ...

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Minot State's Haley Berryman (18) controls the ball during a college soccer game Friday at Herb Parker Stadium in Minot.

MSU drops heartbreaker to Emporia State

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For most of the night Friday, the Minot State women’s soccer team’s defense was stout against Emporia State. Yet, Emporia State found a way to score the lone goal of the night in a 1-0 overtime victory at Herb Parker Stadium. The goal came at the 93:35 mark, as Emporia State’s ...

Foltz medalist at the Century Invite, Majettes third

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BISMARCK — Minot High senior Marley Foltz captured the first individual win for the Majettes golf team this season on Friday at the Century Invite. Foltz shot a 75 at the Tom O’Leary Golf Course to top St. Mary’s Tonya Dvorak (76) and Century’s Leah Herbel (77). “Marley (Foltz) ...